LibriVox recording of the Autobiography of Anthony Trollope. Read by Jessica Louise.
Anthony Trollope's autobiography will delight you whether or not you've read (or listened to) any of his many works. His honest if self-deprecating tone is at times hilarious and at times piteously moving. His detailed descriptions of his writing process and his philosophy of writing as work rather than art are fascinating. Fans of Trollope will enjoy learning the man's perceptions of his novels' shortcomings and triumphs. Anyone will appreciate learning about his years devoted to churning out literature for profit while working full time with the post office. (Summary by JessicaLouise)
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April 6, 2012 Subject:
Excellent reading of interesting book
Jessica Louise does an excellent job reading this book. Her description was spot on. How anyone with such an awful childhood could have a successful marriage and adult friendships is a wonder in our victim oriented society today. Trollope is so depreciating that I wonder if there was some positive influence somewhere that he has just not mentioned. The book focuses on his career as an author and listeners should not expect to hear anything about Trollope's personal and family life except to the extent it bears on the writing career.